Recipe by I Can't Believe It's Healthy
Mmmm! Eating these pancakes is like eating a piece of fall and winter. They are fluffy, flavourful, and best of all, healthy! They have very high fibre and protein, as well as full of nutrients. These are all around good! Also, they are freezeable. If you would like even lighter pancakes, replace one of the tablespoons of pumpkin with an additional tablespoon of canola oil.
- 1 tablespoon canola oil (or melted margarine or butter)
- 2 eggs or 1⁄2 cup egg substitute
- 7 tablespoons canned pumpkin puree
- 1 1⁄4 cups skim milk
- 2 1⁄2 tablespoons sugar (or more, for a sweeter pancake)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1⁄2 cup oat bran
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon allspice
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 1⁄4 cup pecans (optional) or 1⁄4 cup cinnamon baking chips (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Combine egg substitutes, pumpkin, sugar, oil, and milk in a large bowl.
- Combine the rest of the ingredients (excluding optional pecans/cinnamon chips) in a smaller bowl.
- Mix in the dry flour mixture with the wet pumpkin mixture until smooth, folding in pecans or cinnamon chips (if necessary). Dont over mix.
- LET BATTER SIT for 5 minutes (no more) -- this lets the oat bran absorb. Add a touch of milk to thin out if necessary.
- Pour batter onto WELL greased griddle (at about 350F-375F) and let sit until batter starts to bubble. Flip and brown. Enjoy warm with a dot of butter and maple syrup.
- ENJOY! (note: these are best consumed immediatly for they fall slightly after they have cooled, but if I have leftovers I do one of two things: If I am planning to eat leftovers within 2 days, I put leftovers in the fridge and stick them in in the toaster the next day. If not, I freeze them by cooling the extras on a cooling rack, then once completely cool, I wrap in foil and pop in freezer. Reheat by microwaving and then toasting.).